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The River Room at 1 The Point

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We built this room to enjoy the view. And now you can too. From inside or out on the balcony you look down the Yealm estuary towards the sunset. It is just a studio, but rest assured, it is like no other.
PS, Yes we had called it the Garden Room b4

The space

Welcome to our room with a view. We built this room in 2015 to take full advantage of the view down the estuary of the River Yealm towards the sun setting in the West. If your idea of getting way involves a bit of fun, a splash of adventure and more than a hint of luxury then we think you may well be happy here.

It is a simple 1 room studio with a wall of glass which folds back so you can step straight onto the deck overlooking the water or to the covered terrace at the side. When it is warm you can really open up the space to the outside. There is electric heating for when its colder. It has a wet room shower, basin and WC. But be warned you have to step out on the terrace to access it, so bring a dressing gown. Being a studio there isn't a full kitchen, just a kettle, coffee maker and a microwave. And you will have to step out again to do your washing up in the Belfast sink on the terrace.

All this is in our lower garden between the lane and the estuary. We are one of the last houses in the village before the lane heads off through the woods to the sea, joining up with the South West Coastal Path. Keen walkers will not be disappointed. Gourmands may well want to wander back the other way into the village to dine at the renowned Ship Inn. Or you can come and join us, we run the Noss Mayo Tea Gardens on our upper terrace on summer weekends.

Inside you will find plenty of soft furnishings made by Kathryn and some of Kathryn and Andy's driftwood art. We hope you find Noss Mayo as creative and inspiring a place as we do. Because it has been so carefully created we do ask for a cleaning fee, to help keep it that way. Dogs are welcome, but try and keep them off the cushions….. we do ask a higher cleaning charge for those of you bringing dogs, please read all about in the house rules section. Thanks.

Guest access

The summerhouse is in our lower garden so you spill out onto the terrace (with a glazed pergola above so you can even when its raining) and on to the lawn next door. All of these have the same rather lovely view out across the water. And a barbecue too. We own the quay below if you want to launch your canoe or paddle board.

Interaction with guests

We are very happy to help you get settled in and then leave you alone to just plain relax. But we can do more if you need it. Let us know. We have left you a barbecue so you can get all culinary. At the weekends in summer you can join us in the upper garden (at the other end of the house from you...) where we run our Tea garden serving light lunches, soups etc as well as the traditional Devon Cream Tea. And should Devon get a bit wet, as it can, we can help dry soggy clothes overnight.

Other things to note

We are the last house in the village (it is a custard coloured cottage on your left, the River Room is in the garden below) before the lane dives into the woods along the estuary heading out to the sea and the coastal path. So you have plenty of walking, cycling or rowing opportunities. Mind you, walk the other way and you will find the rest of Noss Mayo and the quite well regarded Ship Inn. Check it out online, but book early for dinner at the weekends it is very frequently fully booked. You could also try the Swan Inn on the other side of the valley, or, across in Newton Ferrers there is the Dolphin.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat

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Cleaning Fee £20
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

Oh, just come long and enjoy. We do have neighbours, so raves may well be frowned on. And we do ask you park your car somewhere down in the village or at the car park by the tennis courts as parking is at a premium round here.
We like to be as flexible as we can but as the River Room has become more popular we do have to ask that you vacate the room by 10,30am so that we have time to clean up and refresh everything ready for our next guests, who we ask to arrive no earlier than 4,00pm please. There is plenty to enjoy in the village including a great pub around the corner.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - There are about 12 steps down from the road to the River Room.
No parking on property - Its a pretty fishing village, cottages on the waterfront with not a lot of parking. But there is a free public car park by our village tennis courts


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

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Alan User Profile
September 2017
River Room was so peaceful and relaxing with a real 'get away from it all' feeling. As ever the weather dictates and we were sorry not to have had the opportunity to use the garden. But through the large floor to ceiling windows we didn't miss a thing and the river views were wonderful .... Be sure to tiptoe down the path in the dark and wet and avoid the frogs

Alison User Profile
September 2017
Perfect location, perfect view. We would love to visit again. Thank you x

Richard User Profile
September 2017
Great location

Carys User Profile
September 2017
A lovely place in a stunning location! Would definitely recommend to others. No phone signal or wi-fi, but for us, that added to the holiday experience. All the facilities you need is there - kettle, fridge, microwave, bbq, outside heater, outside ensuite. Best bit was waking up to an amazing view of the river each morning - with a cup of coffee in bed! Very quiet and peaceful location at the end of the village. Food at The Ship was AMAZING and is a must if you go there!

Abi User Profile
August 2017
A gorgeous room in a delightful Devon village. The setting is absolutely stunning.

Jack User Profile
August 2017
The River Room is A MUST STAY LOCATION! If you want to escape from any worries or anxiety in your life this location is the perfect place to enjoy the luxuries of country life. We enjoyed stunning walks just from the studio, venturing into the woods which are on your door step. Taking the local ferry to head to Wembury on the most beautiful walk to a cute little beach. We had mornings watching the sun reflecting on the river from the comfort of the bed. Kathy provides you with everything you need. Please note there is a BBQ with all the essentials and the local butcher has the best produce for a great night in enjoying the tranquility of Noss Mayo. Head to the Ship for local atmosphere but also incredible standard of food, every review in the guest book recommends it and they are not wrong. A short drive to Plymouth or salcombe it's the perfect base to enjoy South Devon. We 100% are returning next year and can't wait to keep exploring the villages and the beauty of the area. Thank you Kathy!

Andy User Profile
August 2017
After reading all the great reviews we were hoping they were all true and yes they were, what a fantastic place to stay. No matter what the weather was doing, sun or rain sitting under the covered area looking at that view takes a lot to beating. The welcome we received from Kathryn and Andy was wonderful. We will be back!

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Kathryn User ProfileKathryn is a superhost.

We live in sunny Devon, Andy and I. I came back here to the village I lived in as a child some 12 years ago now. ... to a lovely home overlooking the water. We built this garden room in our lower garden to enjoy the best views down the estuary. In our upper garden we run a Tea Garden on sunny summer weekends. Otherwise we are both busy being creative or walking the dog, Millie. Running the Tea Garden has shown us how much fun it is to share our good fortune in living in such a lovely place. Now you can share it too....

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